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UPDATED: 08:01, April 25, 2006
Egyptian President condemns bomb blasts in Dahab
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Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak condemned the three bomb blasts in the Red Sea resort of Dahab in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Monday evening as "terrorist act" and vowed to bring perpetrators to justice, according to Egypt's official MENA news agency.

At least 30 people were killed and more than 150 others wounded after the three explosions caused by remote-controlled bombs rocked the tourist town, Egyptian police and medics said.

However, the Egyptian Interior Ministry put the death toll at 10 including four foreigners and six Egyptians, in addition to 70 wounded.

The three bombs were planted respectively in a hotel, a market and a restaurant, and exploded almost simultaneously at around 7: 15 p.m. local time (1715 GMT).

A witness in the tourist bazaar area of Dahab town said that a plume of smoke was rising into sky and panicky people were running around after a huge explosion was heard.

Dozens of ambulances and police cars rushed to the scenes after the explosions, police said.

Dahab is located on the Gulf of Aqaba on the eastern side of the Sinai Peninsula.

At least 60 people were killed and more than 200 wounded in three bomb explosions in the most popular Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, 85 km south of Dahab, on July 23, 2005.

Three Israelis were among the wounded, according to Israeli rescue services.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the blasts.

U.S. President George W. Bush also condemned the Dahab blasts.

"Today we saw again that the terrorists are willing to try to define the world the way they want to see it," Bush said in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Source: Xinhua

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